12 Days Uganda & Rwanda Group Adventure

Endowed with almost all the nature found on the continent, Uganda deserves the name “Pearl of Africa” and Rwanda “A Land of a Thousand Hills”. on this 12 Day Exclusive Holiday Safari, we’ll take you to all the gems these countries have to showcase.

the Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari will take you gorilla trekking in the Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi, hiking the African jungle. this is a major highlight of the trip.

In task to fully experience the African savanna wildlife, the trip takes you to the top savanna gem taking game drives and boat safaris that will bring you as close as a single meter next to the BIG Five African wild game.

Birding, culture, people, sounds and some of the most beautiful African scenery will highlight this iconic African holiday.  The trip starts in Entebbe Uganda and ends in Kigali Rwanda.
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Overview

This as adventure that will leave you wondering how beautiful Uganda is! And indeed the pearl of Africa. Then cross the border to Volcanoes national park and track the Golden monkeys before chilling out at Lake Kivu. Wrap-up the experience with a Kigali city tour visiting the Genocide memorial.

Safari Highlights

  • Arrival, meet and greet
  • Kibale Chimpanzee trekking at Kanyancyu and Bigodi Swamp Walk
  • Queen Elizabeth Park, Ishasha Tree climbing lions, Kasenyi game drives and launch cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Bwindi Gorillas and the Batwa experience
  • Volcanoes National park, golden monkeys and Iby’Iwacu
  • Relax on the banks of Lake Kivu
  • Kigali city tour with Genocide memorial

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to Uganda! On arrival, you will be met and greeted at the Airport by a Valiant Safaris driver-guide who will be your Driver for the safari, and then transfer to your hotel for an overnight.

Approx. Distance. 4km, 10 Minutes
Meals. None

Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale Forest N.P.

Pick up from your hotel and drive westwards via Mubende with a stopover for Lunch. The drive continues past beautiful sceneries of tea plantations and the rolling hill of the crater region arriving Kibale forest park late afternoon.

In the afternoon visit the crater lakes with a walk to the top of the world alternatively relax at the lodge.

Approx. Distance. 410kms, 7hours’ Drive

Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Kibale Forest N.P. – Chimpanzee Tracking

Morning Chimpanzee Tracking Adventure; Kibale forest has over 1,450 individuals (Chimpanzees) protected within the park. At Kanyanchu, a community of chimpanzees has been habituated since 1991, allowing visitors an outstanding opportunity to track these apes in their natural Habitat.

Tracking starts at 7am with a briefing at Kanyanchu Park offices, where you will be allocated rangers to take you to the forest. An advance team already in the forest keep tracking the chimps and communicates with your ranger on the radio call, tracking can last for 2 to 4 hours depending on how far the chimps could be feeding.

Visit Bigodi swamp in the afternoon, a community project aimed at improving the livelihoods of the local people, a local guide will lead you on a developed 4.5km trail through the swamp for approximately 3 hours where you can find several bird species including the great blue Turacos, Hornbills Kingfishers and also Black and White Colobus, Red Colobus, Red Tailed Monkey, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, L’hoest Monkey, Vervet Monkeys can be spotted.

Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Kibale Forest N.P – Queen Elizabeth N.P

Morning transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with lunch en-route, and afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel will give you great views of several game including Hippos, Buffaloes, elephants and birdlife that queen Elizabeth National Park has to offer. Off the boat cruise and continue with and evening game drive in the park if time permits before returning to your lodge for an overnight.

Approx. Distance. 130kms, 3hours’ Drive
Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth N.P

A morning game drives in the Kasenyi plains through to Katwe Kob mating grounds. Most of the animals you are likely to find here include impalas, sitatungas and lions when lucky enough. You will have a chance to visit the Katara women project on a community visit, here women make paper products out of elephant dung. Alternatively you can go for a lion tracking experience at an extra payment.

Continue the drive to Ishasha sector in the Southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park with Lunch en-route and an afternoon game drive searching for tree climbing lions in the cactus tree branches. Ishasha is the largest sector of Queen Elizabeth national park with the largest population concentration of animal species.

Approx. Distance. 100kms, 2hours’ Drive
Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth N.P – Bwindi N.P

A morning game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha sector searching for tree climbing lions and many more animal species to spot on the game drive. Ishasha sector is the most endowed with animal species including Impalas, Elands, Buffaloes, elephant, famous tree climbing lions and depending on how lucky you are; you may also find a Leopard.

Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the drive will take you along a murram road with some bumpy areas for a few hour of the journey, but it is a very scenic drive in this region. After check in at the lodge you will have a well-earned rest contemplating on the gorilla trekking experience the following morning.

Approx. Distance. 180km, 5hours’ Drive
Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Bwindi N.P – Gorilla Trek Experience

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in south-western Uganda edge at the edge of the great east African Rift Valley. It is a home to over 400 species of mountain gorillas about half of the world’s population. Many of these are habituated in families that are daily visited by tourists. The forest is also a home to over 350 species of birds and 400 flora species.

Gorilla trekking starts at 8am after a briefing at the park headquarters, you will trek through the dense steep forest searching for the gorillas depending on where they were seen making nests the previous evening. The trekking can last 2-7 hours depending on how soon you find the Gorillas, this is influenced by the location they stayed overnight. Trekking can be a tasking adventure, but coming to a facial close-up with these close relatives to human is a reward worthy to earn. After gorilla trekking, Time permitting you may go for a community walk and visit the community conservation projects around the park.

Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Bwindi N.P – Volcanoes N.P

After morning breakfast head to Lake Mutanda for a canoe ride and community walk experience. The dugout canoe ride on the calm waters surrounded by the volcanoes is an amazing experience you can never miss when you visits this region. Transfer to the Uganda-Rwanda border and finalize the immigration procedures before heading to the volcanoes national park for a cultural experience at Iby’Iwacu.

Approx. Distance. 80km, 3hours’ Drive
Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Volcanoes – Lake Kivu

Today you will go for a morning tracking of the golden monkeys in the park before transferring to Gisenyi on the banks of Lake Kivu. Spend a relaxed afternoon and evening by the lake.

Approx. Distance. 65kms, 1hour 30minutes’ Drive
Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Lake Kivu

Today you will go for a morning boat ride on Lake Kivu and visit the Islands, before spending the rest of the day in relaxation at the resort.

Approx. Distance. None
Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Lake Kivu

Full day relaxation at the resort.

Approx. Distance. None
Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Lake Kivu to Kigali

Morning drive to Kigali for a city tour and visit the genocide memorial before transferring to Kigali airport in time to check-in for your departure flight to the next destination.

Approx. Distance. 160kms, 4 hours’ Drive
Meals. Breakfast and Lunch

End of Safari.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at lodges and hotels mentioned above
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary, (Fullboard on Safari and bed and breakfast in Entebbe)
  • Transfers in a 4×4 Safari Vehicle with a popup roof for game viewing and photography
  • Services of an experienced Professional English-speaking Driver-guide
  • 1x Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest Park (USD 700 per person)
  • 1 X Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest (USD 200 per person)
  • 1x Golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes national park
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • Launch Cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Canoe experience on Lake Mutanda with a community walk
  • Bigodi Swamp Walk
  • Crater lakes visit
  • Community experiences in Bwindi and Kibale National parks.
  • Iby’iwacu cultural experience in volcanoes
  • Relaxing by the resort on lake Kivu
  • Boat experience on lake Kivu
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Visit o Genocide memorial
  • 1 liter of mineral drinking water per person per day in the vehicle.

Exclusions

  • Meals in Entebbe on the arrival day
  • Drinks
  • Visas (requires and East African Tourism Visa)
  • International Air ticket
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Optional activities
  • Personal Expenditures and any other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

January – June 2024 Prices

Per Person SharingPrice
Ground Handling$3,945
Trekking Permits$900
Total Price per Person $4,845

Do you want your own room? $846 Extra.

July – December 2024 Prices

Per Person SharingPrice
Ground Handling$3,945
Trekking Permits$1,050
Total Price per Person $4,995

Do you want your own room? $846 Extra.

DestinationHotel/Lodge
EntebbeBoma Guest House
Kibale Forest National ParkTuraco Treetops
Queen Elizabeth National ParkBuffalo Safari Lodge
Queen Elizabeth Ishasha SectorEnjojo  Lodge
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P.Four Gorillas Lodge
Volcanoes National Park Ingagi Parkview Lodge
Lake Kivu GisenyiLake Kivu Serena Resort

This trip departs on the below dates

08th Jan 2023

12th Feb 2023

12th Mar 2023

11th Jun 2023

09th Jul 2023

13th Aug 2023

10th Sep 2023

08th Oct 2023

10th Dec 2023

 

2024 Departure Dates

14th Jan 2024

11th Feb 2024

10th Mar 2024

09th Jun 2024

14th Jul 2024

11th Aug 2024

08th Sep 2024

13th Oct 2024

10th Dec 2024

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